It’s time for the Joplin Area Catholic Churches Vacation Bible School 2024: Cathletics. Just as it takes hard work to train for the Olympics, it’s also important to get the right training to live out our faith. In this sports-themed VBS, kids will be inspired to set GOALS and AIM for excellence in their Catholic faith, with teachings on: The Greatest Commandments, 10 Commandments, Beatitudes, Fruits of the Spirit, and Evangelization.

Who: All kids 4 years (must be potty trained) to upcoming 5th graders.
When: July 22-25 from 5:30-8:15 PM and

Family Night: July 26 with 5:30 Mass @ St. Peter’s, followed by a family picnic and concert of VBS songs.

Where: McAuley Catholic and St. Peter the Apostle
Cost: $10 registration on or before July 1, $15 after July 1.
Register: Fill out the online registration form or download the registration form to print, complete the form, and bring it as well as payment to St. Peter the Apostle’s church office – 812 S. Pearl Ave. in Joplin

*Register by July 1 for guaranteed desired shirt size.

Sign up to volunteer:
Have a passion for helping children grow closer to Christ? Want to share your musical gifts or other talents in a fun, faith-filled setting? We are in need of adult and teen volunteers to make this year’s VBS a success.

Contact Molly at to sign up.

*All volunteers must be VIRTUS Trained. Training available online at